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Help Touch FM Stock up for Stratford!

Instead of planning what activities you and the kids can get up to in the school holidays, imagine having to plan on choosing between skipping daily meals or buying new school uniforms…

#StockUpForStratford Appeal

People of Stratford, we need you. Next week we're launching a brand new campaign across the district to help local kids in need. Please take a minute to watch this video and keep an eye on our social media from Monday. #StockUpForStratford

Posted by Touch FM Shakespeare's County & The Vale on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Stratford Foodbank are currently giving out 117 emergency food parcels to children every month.

Over the school holidays there are serious concerns that they... and other children we don't know about... will go hungry because their parents can't rely on them having free meals at schools.

As well as the foodbank, there are several other services offering help in the town over the holidays - ‘Make Lunch’ Club, Stratford Uniform Bank, Caterpillar Café, Stratford’s ‘Little Bird’ Baby Bank and Community Eating Opportunities.

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We’re raising awareness of Stock up for Stratford with a series of news specials and a donation collection in Stratford Tesco on Friday 26th July (07:00 - 12:00) with Touch FM live in the store.

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We’re aiming to collect enough for the Foodbank to feed those 117 kids for a month, along with nappies and wipes for the Baby Bank and second hand school uniform items.

 

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Touch FM launch #StockUpForStratford campaign

117 children are being given emergency food parcels by Stratford upon Avon Foodbank every month - an increase of 53% on last year. With the summer holidays upon us, there are serious concerns that kids in the town and the wider area will go hungry because their families rely on hot school meals. Touch FM have joined with the Foodbank to launch our Stock Up For Stratford campaign and are holding a special collection at Tesco on the Birmingham Road on Friday from 7am-midday. We hope to have enough food donated to feed those 117 children for a month. Lindsey went down to the Foodbank to find out more:

Posted by Touch FM Shakespeare's County & The Vale on Friday, July 19, 2019

117 children are being given emergency food parcels by Stratford upon Avon Foodbank every month - an increase of 53% on last year. With the summer holidays upon us, there are serious concerns that kids in the town and the wider area will go hungry because their families rely on hot school meals.

Touch FM have joined with the Foodbank to launch our Stock Up For Stratford campaign and are holding a special collection at Tesco on the Birmingham Road on Friday from 7am-midday.
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Stratford mum talks about the importance of SUA Uniform Bank

On Day Two of our #StockUpForStratford campaign, we've been speaking to a local mum who's had to turn to others for help getting her kids ready for school. SUA Uniform Bank have given out around £20,000 worth in the last year and you can donate with us at Tesco on the Birmingham Road on Friday from 7am-midday. Bonnie uses donations from them for her three children:

Posted by Touch FM Shakespeare's County & The Vale on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

On Day Two of our #StockUpForStratford campaign, we've been speaking to a local mum who's had to turn to others for help getting her kids ready for school.

SUA Uniform Bank have given out around £20,000 worth in the last year and you can donate with us at Tesco on the Birmingham Road on Friday from 7am-midday.

Bonnie uses donations from them for her three children.

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SUA Uniform bank have helped more than 170 children this year! #StockUpForStratford

Around £20,000 worth of second hand school uniform has been handed out to families in need in the Stratford area in the last year. It's Day Two of our #StockUpForStratford campaign and we've been hearing how difficult it is financially for struggling parents to kit their kids out for school. You can bring donations of used uniform at our special collection at Tesco on the Birmingham Road on Friday from 7am-midday. Lindsey went down to meet the guys from SUA Uniform Bank and found out how it all works:

Posted by Touch FM Shakespeare's County & The Vale on Friday, July 19, 2019

Around £20,000 worth of second hand school uniform has been handed out to families in need in the Stratford area in the last year. It's Day Two of our #StockUpForStratford campaign and we've been hearing how difficult it is financially for struggling parents to kit their kids out for school.

You can bring donations of used uniform at our special collection at Tesco on the Birmingham Road on Friday from 7am-midday.

Lindsey went down to meet the guys from SUA Uniform Bank and found out how it all works.

 

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Stratford church launches free school holiday lunch club

With 117 children getting emergency food parcels every month in the Stratford area, more services are being set up to make sure they get a hot meal during the school holidays. It's Day 4 of our #StockUpForStratford campaign and we've been to meet groups who hope to help struggling families. One of those is MakeLunch Stratford upon Avon - from next week they'll run a free 2 hour session every Monday and Thursday at the United Reformed Church on Rother Street where the children will be given a hot lunch. Lindsey went down to meet one of the organisers Linda:

Posted by Touch FM Shakespeare's County & The Vale on Friday, July 19, 2019

With 117 children getting emergency food parcels every month in the Stratford area, more services are being set up to make sure they get a hot meal during the school holidays. It's Day 4 of our #StockUpForStratford campaign and we've been to meet groups who hope to help struggling families.

One of those is MakeLunch Stratford upon Avon - from next week they'll run a free 2 hour session every Monday and Thursday at the United Reformed Church on Rother Street where the children will be given a hot lunch.

Lindsey went down to meet one of the organisers Linda:

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What goes into a SUA Foodbank Food package? #StockUpForStratford

Tomorrow is our big collection as part of our Stock Up For Stratford campaign. We've been telling you all week about the number of struggling families in the town and nearby villages - with Stratford upon Avon Foodbank feeding 117 kids a month with emergency parcels. We've also heard from services like the SUA Uniform Bank and Stratford upon Avon Baby Bank who are helping parents struggling financially. Any donations of second hand uniform, baby clothes, nappies, wipes etc can be brought to us at Tesco on the Birmingham Road tomorrow morning (Friday) where we'll be broadcasting live from 7am - midday. We're also aiming to collect 875kgs of food - enough to feed those 117 children for a month. Here's Marion from the Foodbank to tell us what donations they need:

Posted by Touch FM Shakespeare's County & The Vale on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Tomorrow is our big collection as part of our Stock Up For Stratford campaign.

We've been telling you all week about the number of struggling families in the town and nearby villages - with Stratford upon Avon Foodbankfeeding 117 kids a month with emergency parcels. We've also heard from services like the SUA Uniform Bank and Stratford upon Avon Baby Bank who are helping parents struggling financially.

Any donations of second hand uniform, baby clothes, nappies, wipes etc can be brought to us at Tesco on the Birmingham Road tomorrow morning (Friday) where we'll be broadcasting live from 7am - midday.

We're also aiming to collect 875kgs of food - enough to feed those 117 children for a month.

Here's Marion from the Foodbank to tell us what donations they need:

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Local mum reveals how Stratford Foodbank helped her desperate situation - #StockUpForStratford

It's the final day of our Stock Up For Stratford campaign and the Touch FM team are at Tesco on the Birmingham Road until midday today to collect your generous donations. Many people have asked us why we're focusing on the Stratford district - surely such a seemingly affluent area doesn't have many families struggling to feed and clothe their kids? We spoke to mum of three Charlotte, who went 4 months without money coming in when she was switched to Universal Credit:

Posted by Touch FM Shakespeare's County & The Vale on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

It's the final day of our Stock Up For Stratford campaign and the Touch FM team are at Tesco on the Birmingham Road until midday today to collect your generous donations.

Many people have asked us why we're focusing on the Stratford district - surely such a seemingly affluent area doesn't have many families struggling to feed and clothe their kids?

We spoke to mum of three Charlotte, who went 4 months without money coming in when she was switched to Universal Credit:

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The night before our big Stock Up For Stratford collection drive and Lindsey from News has some...news:

Posted by Touch FM Shakespeare's County & The Vale on Thursday, 25 July 2019

The night before our big Stock Up For Stratford collection drive and Lindsey from News has some...news:

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Stock Up For Stratford final total

Our Stock Up For Stratford campaign has culminated in a special collection for Stratford upon Avon Foodbank at Tesco and what a day it's been! We smashed our original total of 875kgs and upped it to 1,300kgs which is enough for the Foodbank to feed 117 kids for the entire 6 week summer holiday. AND WE DID IT! Final total 1,306 kgs. Thankyou SO MUCH to everyone who donated - you're all fantastic!!!

Posted by Touch FM Shakespeare's County & The Vale on Friday, July 26, 2019

Our Stock Up For Stratford campaign has culminated in a special collection for Stratford upon Avon Foodbank at Tesco and what a day it's been!

We smashed our original total of 875kgs and upped it to 1,300kgs which is enough for the Foodbank to feed 117 kids for the entire 6 week summer holiday.

AND WE DID IT! Final total 1,306 kgs. Thankyou SO MUCH to everyone who donated - you're all fantastic!!!

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